ISS.217 24 MARCH - 6 APRIL 2022
Newcastle YOUR FREE FORTNIGHTLY GUIDE TO WHAT'S ON IN NE1
MAM'S THE WORD
Treat that special lady to a day of fun, flowers, and fine food as we celebrate another marvellous Mother's Day in Newcastle!
COOL COFFEE CULTURE
From cosy café hangouts to uber-sleek coffee houses, check out our exclusive guide to NE1’s flourishing coffee shop community!
WORLD THEATRE DAY IS HERE
Newcastle is blessed with a range of world-class theatre venues. Flick to page 10 as we bring you the lowdown on the biggest stars heading to NE1!
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FRESH FROM THE PRESS
Spring is springing, it’s true! I see cherry blossom, I get too hot in jumpers some days, I can do things outside after 6pm without a torch, it’s really happening folks! As the nights get lighter and the layers are gradually removed, what better way to celebrate spring in the city than to sink your teeth into all sorts of Mother’s Day inspo, this issue is crammed full of it. From floral workshops to formal glassware, from hampers to hyacinths. Whether it’s Mam, Mum, Momma, Mummy, Ma, or any other significant person you celebrate on this day, make it a good one with our guide (and it would be remiss of me not to wave hello in this column to my own Mum, who I know reads this magazine cover to cover, here’s a test to check!). We’re giving you the lowdown on the stage spectacles you can expect throughout 2022 with our World Theatre Day feature, and shining a light on Newcastle’s burgeoning coffee and cake scene, as well as marking 200 days to the Rugby League World Cup, and welcoming Luther (Idris Elba) and Huey Morgan (stick ‘em up punk) to the city for gigs galore. It’s all happening in our splendid city friends, so don’t delay, read on, and plan your weeks ahead with the NE1 magazine! BEN WHITFIELD HEAD OF MARKETING AND EVENTS
AS THE NIGHTS GET LIGHTER AND THE LAYERS ARE GRADUALLY REMOVED, WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE SPRING IN THE CITY THAN TO SINK YOUR TEETH INTO ALL SORTS OF MOTHER’S DAY INSPO
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AROUND THE CITY
Our pick of 10 unmissable highlights arriving in the city this spring!
The coming weeks... ACROSS THE CITY Mother’s Day
27 March The mams, stepmams, nans, and female figures of NE1 are in for a treat! Newcastle has endless places to treat your leading lady to something truly special this March. From glamorous Sunday lunches and pretty afternoon teas, to gorgeous gifts and fabulous workshops, flick to page 8 for our glorious guide on how to make Mother’s Day in Newcastle the best yet!
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1 UTILITA ARENA
5 - 6 April Revel in a supercharged night of euphoric anthems at the Arena, as NE1 legend Sam Fender arrives back in his hometown for a blistering celebration of his award-winning album, Seventeen Going Under! Sam’s mega show is sure to be an absolute madness of anthemic rock bangers from start to finish, so expect huge saxophone melodies, vintage Newcastle flags, electrifying riffs and some top-notch Geordie craic! Unmissable! utilitaarena.co.uk
2 WYLAM BREWERY
26 March It’s been a New York minute since the iconic Huey was last in NE1! Shimmy on down to Wylam Brewery this March and boogie away to Huey Morgan’s exclusive Saturday night shindig. Best-known as the frontman of legendary hip hop band, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Huey is back behind the wheels of steel serving up a selection of classic soul, funk, and disco from the golden eras. See you on the dancefloor! wylambrewery.co.uk
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Russell Brand: 33
4 April Marmite-esque figure, Russell Brand, is heading out on an exclusive UK tour and he’s swinging by the O2 City Hall Newcastle for an unmissable evening of stand-up comedy! One of the UK’s most distinguished funnymen, Russell is famous across the globe for telling outrageous gags inspired by his unorthodox philosophical musings and hedonistic lifestyle. Settle in as Russell enlightens us with his takes on the last 18 months, wrestles with the matrix of modern media, and shares with us his experience of fatherhood - it promises to be an electric evening! academymusicgroup.com
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26 March Yep, you read that right! Global superstar and TV behemoth (Luther for goodness sake!), Idris Elba is touching down at The Lofts this fortnight, as he steps behind the decks to treat party-goers to a stonking set of thumping house tunes! When he’s not busy busting crimelords as the iconic John Luther, or reminding us about the perks of Sky TV on ads every two minutes, you can find Idris laying down some searingly hot tracks at huge festivals such as Snowbombing, Ibiza Rocks, and Pacha & Pikes. theloftsne1.co.uk
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AROUND THE CITY
at a glance 5 THEATRE ROYAL
Reginald D Hunter: Bombe Shuffleur
28 March - 2 April Get ready to stick it to the man! The global hit musical based on the iconic movie starring Jack Black is touching down in the Toon and we’re certain wannabe rock star Dewey Finn and his mind-blowing school rock band will strike a chord this spring. A must-see for all music lovers out there! theatreroyal.co.uk
27 March American comedy juggernaut, Reginald D Hunter, is swinging by The Stand for an exclusive show packed full of acerbic wit and hysterical monologues. With a fan base spanning generations, the funny-man is sure to make the whole gang giggle as he shares his views on climate change, fascism, and economic instability. With TV appearances including Have I Got News For You, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and his hugely popular series, Reginald D Hunter’s Song Of The Border, he’s one of the hottest comedians on the circuit right now. thestand.co.uk
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4 April Altogether now…Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps please! Cult sitcom heroes, Will Mellor and Ralf Little, are bringing their hysterical podcast on the road this April, stopping off at Tyne Theatre and Opera House for a special live episode of the Two Pints Podcast! In true Two Pints style, the evening will be unscripted, and packed full of daft monologues that will have the audience rolling in the aisles with wild stories and absurd comedy titbits! tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk
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Pulp Fiction (35mm)
27 March Oh, we’re sorry, did we break your concentration? (That’s a niche reference for you!) That’s right folks, a defining film of the 90s, Quentin Tarantino’s effortlessly cool masterpiece, Pulp Fiction, is back on the big screen this March at Tyneside Cinema! Whether you’re a Mia Wallace fanatic or (surely not) you’ve never seen this iconic flick before, make your way over to Pilgrim Street as Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson, Uma Thurman and John Travolta star in this ingenious collection of interweaving crime tales that broke the movie mould back in ‘94. tynesidecinema.co.uk
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Wizards vs Warriors
26 March Calling all parents! Seven Stories have a brand spanking new interactive workshop for us to dive into! Featuring thrilling storytimes and exhilarating competitions, Wizards vs Warriors is a one-stop shop to explore the wonder of, you guessed it, Wizards and Warriors! Guaranteed fun for both young and old, head here this March for an afternoon of family fun like no other! sevenstories.org.uk
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NEW IN NE1
Word on the street INSPIRING INSIGHTS AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM ACROSS THE TOON THIS FORTNIGHT...
SAY HELLO TO NUFC’S WORLD-CLASS COMMUNITY HUB, NUCASTLE! THE COUNTDOWN IS ON FOR THE RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP – 200 DAYS TO GO!
Huge times ahead for the Toon! The countdown is well and truly on as we edge closer to Saturday 15 October and the opening night of the Rugby League World Cup hosted here in the city! Tuesday 29th March will mark 200 days until Newcastle takes centre stage as the host city for the opening match! With preparations already underway, organisers are celebrating the 200 day countdown by welcoming the National Trophy Tour to the city! The Rugby League World Cup is set to be one of the biggest sporting weekends in Newcastle’s storied history as the city’s iconic city-centre stadium, St James' Park, will host the initial ceremony, followed by a high-octane clash as England take on Samoa with 52,000 fans cheering on our boys. This vibrant sporting celebration featuring the world’s biggest stars will transform our sport-mad city and welcome hordes of fans to NE1 for one of the globe’s biggest sporting events. We can't wait for the Rugby League World Cup to touch down in the Toon! rlwc2021.com
It’s all action on and off the pitch at St. James’ Park folks! Not only are the Toon strutting their stuff in the Premier League, marching up the table, but they’re also bagging another win off the field with the opening of NUCASTLE; a brand new, world-class community hub based right in the heart of the city centre! NUCASTLE is the city’s visionary new space that will provide unique opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to enjoy sports, leisure, wellbeing, and personal development activities. Here, you can enjoy pilates and Bollywood-inspired dance classes in a multi-purpose four-court sports hall, take advantage of super-modern meeting rooms or (and this is the best bit!) bang in 30-yard Shearer-esque screamers on their amazing rooftop pitch overlooking St. James’ Park! nufoundation.org.uk
BLACK EYED PEAS ANNOUNCED AS LOOSEFEST HEADLINER!
Where is the love for this spectacular line-up? The Loosefest team have announced the first phase of artists for their epic festival taking place on the Town Moor on 30 and 31 July this year! The legendary Black Eyed Peas will headline, joined on the line-up by AJ Tracey, Clean Bandit, Example, Patrick Topping, and many more chart topping artists! Loosefest is looking like one of the most exciting events of the summer and they’ve not even announced the full line-up yet - we can’t wait to see what comes next. Keep your eyes peeled for updates as they arrive! loosefest.com
STEVE AND KAREN CELEBRATE 21ST ANNIVERSARY!
We're offering our huge congratulations to radio legends and North East icons Steve and Karen for blessing our airwaves for 21 memorable and hysterical years! Steve & Karen's Breakfast Show began in 2001 and since then, the team have gone from strength to strength, offering us money can't buy getaways, exclusive interviews with global names, hilarious game shows and of course, top tunes! It wouldn't feel the same without these local stars welcoming in our mornings with their unmistakable Northern humour - here's to another 21 years! planetradio.co.uk
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WORLD-CLASS CULTURE IS CALLING YOU!
Listen up! Some of the region’s leading cultural venues have launched a spectacular new season of exhibitions, performances and events to welcome more people back to our favourite venues. With the pandemic affecting footfall (obviously!), a partnership of 10 organisations including Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, Life Science Centre, Sage Gateshead, and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art have all united to bring world-class cultural experiences back into our lives with a bang! So, what's on offer we hear you ask? Well, Live Theatre’s Youth Theatre are back on stage after two years, Laing Art Gallery’s Liquid Light: Painting in Watercolours is showcasing rarely seen pieces, and BALTIC are inviting us to step into Ad Minolti’s kaleidoscopic world! Part of the Make Your Moment campaign, fire up the group chats, pencil in a date with loved and dive into a wonderful array of culture this spring - there are so many unique experiences to enjoy! makeyourmoment.org.uk
NEW IN NE1
NEWCASTLE LEGEND SHAKA HISLOP AWARDED FREEDOM OF CITY!
Heart-warming news to share with you, as former Newcastle United goalkeeper and fan favourite Shaka Hislop has recently been awarded the Freedom of the City! The Toon shot-stopper was granted the honour due to his outstanding role in the creation of anti-racism charity, Show Racism the Red Card. Shaka helped establish the charity in 1996, after he sent a letter of support and a donation before going on to serve as honorary president! A true legend both on and off the pitch, Shaka continues to fight discrimination to this day by travelling across the UK to educate youngsters and unite people through their shared love of the beautiful game. A massive congrats, Shaka! theredcard.org
NEWCASTLE VOTED IN TOP 10 PLACES TO RAISE A FAMILY IN THE UK
Hurrah! Newcastle has been voted as the 6th best city in the UK to raise a family! According to entertainment magazine Zedista, Newcastle was noted for its affordable childcare, child safety and world-class familyfriendly attractions. In our humble opinion, Newcastle easily makes our number 1 spot because, as we all know, Geordies are some of the friendliest folk on earth! zedista.com
BAG YOUR TICKETS FOR THE LINDISFARNE GOSPELS HOMECOMING
Listen up, folks! Time to dig out your social calendars and fire up the group chats, as tickets for The Lindisfarne Gospels are flying out like hotcakes! Undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest surviving treasures and one of the North-East’s gifts to the world (as well as Greggs, Gazza, and snazzy bridges of course) will go on display at the Laing Art Gallery from 17 September to 3 December 2022, and hordes of culture seekers will be flocking to the city to get a glimpse! Tickets are available via the link below, don’t miss it! laingartgallery.org.uk
MUL DRAWS ADDS A VIBRANT DASH OF COLOUR TO THE LOFTS!
He's done it again! Mul Draws, the creative genius behind some of the city's spectacular spray paint murals has worked his creative magic on The Loft's outdoor planters! Featuring Mul's trademark disco heart and vibrant art-deco patterns, this wonderful area has been given a fresh lick of paint (quite literally!) and it’s certainly catching people’s attention! Another spot to visit on your inner-city art pilgrimage this spring! instagram.com/mul_draws
ELDON SQUARE ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF FOUR NEW STORES!
Huge news for our shopping scene! Eldon Square, one of the city’s ultimate shopping destinations, has recently announced that four wonderful new tenants have moved into their buzzy city centre shopping scene! Be More Geek, global watch brand Swatch, technology gurus iSmash and restaurant brand The Real Greek have all set up shop in NE1, as Eldon Square further enhances their outstanding shopping experience. One name we’re particularly excited about is Swatch; the Swiss watchmaker has created a totally unique concept store next to Skechers, and we’re certain people will be flocking to their uber-cool spot to explore their cutting-edge timepieces! Add in the fact the city now has even more lush Greek cuisine, cool gadgets, and more comics to marvel at (see what we did there?), it’s fair to say that NE1 is teeming with a plethora of mighty stores! eldonsquare.co.uk
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Magical Mother’s Day moments in NE1 MA2R7CH MAKE THIS MOTHER’S DAY A MARVELLOUS ONE IN NE1 WITH OUR GLORIOUS GUIDE TO LAVISH SUNDAY LUNCHES, GLAMOROUS AFTERNOON TEAS AND LUXURIOUS GIFTING INSPIRATION. HERE’S TO ALL THE MUMS, MAMS, NANS AND MOTHERLY FIGURES ACROSS THE NORTH EAST! Decadent dining >>
SLUG & LETTUCE GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE BRUNCH £30 PP
When the working week is done… girls just wanna have brunch! Head over to the Quayside and settle in as the Slug & Lettuce serve up a fabulous Mother’s Day party packed full of bottomless drinks, scrumptious brunch, celebrity masks and fab live music from female bands covering 80s chart-busters through to 00s hits! This is sure to be a brunch like no other, so if your mam likes a boogie and a dash of bubbly with her brunch, then you’ve just got to get a table booked for this special event! slugandlettuce.co.uk
HARD ROCK CAFE MIMOSAS FOR MAMS
Rock your mam’s socks off this Mother’s Day with a legendary burger and super tasty cocktail at Hard Rock Cafe! On the big day, the amazing folks at Hard Rock are also offering a free Mimosa for all the mammas that join them for Sunday lunch too! So why not treat your mam like the rockstar she is and show her a whole lotta love by booking a table. hardrockcafe.com
THE MAVEN SUNDAY LUNCH £21.95 PP
Make this Mother’s Day a lavish family affair with a delicious Sunday lunch at The Maven inside The Vermont Hotel! Let the highly experienced chefs do the hard work, serving up three courses of mouth-watering plates to the most important woman in your life whilst she relaxes with a crisp glass of wine. A stunning Sunday dinner with all the trimmings in one of NE1’s most decadent venues? Sign us up! vermont-hotel.com
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MARCO PIERRE WHITE MOTHER’S DAY THREE-COURSE SET MENU £29.95 PP
You can trust Marco Pierre White to sweep your mum off her feet this year with their indulgent three course menu (sorry mams, the man himself won’t actually be there)! Nestled over on Fenkle Street, the team are laying on a fabulous set menu feast this Mother’s Day which is sure to go down a treat! Round up the important women in your life and enjoy everything from fresh smoked salmon to juicy sirloin beef with all the trimmings. Seal the deal with heavenly strawberries and cream (summer’s coming you know!) and you’re onto a winner! With a free Chase Distillery pink grapefruit cooler for the lady you’re celebrating as well, it’s the perfect way to enjoy a super Sunday here in NE1! mpwrestaurants.co.uk
NEWCASTLE CATHEDRAL AFTERNOON TEA £15 PP
Afternoon Tea in one of the most stunning buildings in the entire city? Yes please! Newcastle Cathedral’s Café 16 is offering a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day experience on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March, letting you dine in style with glorious views of this historic building. Devour a delicious selection of delicate sandwiches and delectable sweet treats as well as a lush hot cuppa or glass of prosecco if you’re feeling adventurous! newcastlecathedral.org.uk
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PET LAMB PATISSERIE
Satisfy your mam’s sweet tooth this Mother’s Day with a sugary touch of heaven from the sweet treat queens over at Pet Lamb Patisserie! This Grainger Market favourite is stocked full of truly scrumptious brownies, cupcakes and amazingly delightful bakes. Not only do they look gorgeous, they taste fantastic too - result! We’re certain it’ll be love at first bite! petlambpatisserie.com
Whose mam doesn’t love chocolate? It’s the go-to Mother’s Day gift for a reason and no one does it quite like Hotel Chocolat on Blackett Street! They’ve got hampers of the stuff, chocolates of every variety, a fizz collection and super indulgent tins of pink champagne truffles, just waiting for you! Actually, thinking about it, we might pop in and buy some of those for ourselves! hotelchocolat.com
THE GLAMOROUS OWL
Travel down the cobbled streets of Old George Yard and pop into the award-winning Glamorous Owl to get your hands on some sublime handmade jewellery this Mother’s Day. Run by local silversmith Claire Chapman, you’ll find some amazingly unique pieces that’ll leave mam smiling ear to ear and you can even take part in a bangle making workshop. Everyone knows mums deserves jewellery as special as they are, that’s why The Glamorous Owl is a must visit! theglamorousowl.com
SERENITI SALT RETREAT
Your mam loves Fenwick and so do we! This Newcastle institution on Northumberland Street is the perfect place to pick up beautiful gifts this Mother’s Day. Looking for ideas? Try one of Fenwick’s signature luxury hampers, filled to the brim with a fine selection of Cartwright and Butlers’ best brews, crisp Rosemary focaccia bread thins, and sliced tangerine sweet treats. Simply stunning! fenwick.co.uk
Treat your mam with a gorgeous trip to Sereniti Salt Retreat this spring, as this incredibly serene spa has returned to action with a fabulous new deal for their ground-breaking Halotherapy treatment room! The first of its kind in the North East, users can now enjoy an exclusive offer of 45 minutes for just £30, or upgrade to 5 sessions for £125 and save over £25 in the process (nice!). A fabulous treatment that’s great for helping with respiratory issues, skin ailments and known to give users a fantastic feel-good factor, make sure you take advantage of this mega offer for an uplfiting boost! serenitisaltretreat.co.uk
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GINO D’ACAMPO THE BEAUTY BOX STUDIO EVENT
GUSTO FLORAL WORKSHOP 26 MARCH
Mamma Mia! Fancy a lush afternoon of fizz, food and fabulous beauty products? What more could you want for an extra special Mother’s Day? Gino D’Acampo is hosting an opulent beauty event with The Beauty Box Studio on 29 March, featuring a luxury brand make-up masterclass, goodie bags, prosecco and tasty canapes. For just £50pp, you and your amazing mum can enjoy a day of total relaxation and beauty fun! ginodacampohotelsandleisure.com
Don’t just buy your mam flowers this Mother’s Day, go the extra mile and invite her to Gusto’s spectacular floral workshop! Working with the award-winning Floral Quarter, the gang at Gusto are bringing you a hands-on florist experience that’ll see your leading lady create a bespoke hand-tied arrangement. They’re also providing you with a glass of fizz to make it that little bit more fun! Tickets are £40pp, grabs yours now and get floral! gustorestaurants.uk.com
MALMAISON ULTIMATE SPA EXPERIENCE
Go all out with an incredibly luxurious and relaxing spa day with your special lady at Malmaison! Opt for the ultimate head-to-toe spa experience and enjoy an exfoliating salt scrub, full body massage with hot stones, a deluxe mani-pedi and lunch with a glass of fizz and chocolates! Give your mam a slice of spa heaven this Mother’s Day! malmaison.com
BOULEVARD SPRING SHOW
Yas queen! It’s all going down at Boulevard this season and Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to enjoy Newcastle’s top drag stars in their epic Spring Show! Expect glamorous gowns, spectacular sing-alongs and a dazzling show that your special lady will never forget. Now sashay away and book your tickets! boulevardnewcastle.co.uk
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IT’S NO SECRET, NEWCASTLE IS BLESSED WITH A PLETHORA OF WORLD-CLASS VENUES AND Tyne Theatre & Opera House >> HISTORICAL THEATRES! From Grade I listed icons to inspiring independents, this bustling city is home to crucial players and internationally renowned names that attract the biggest stars to NE1. And with World Theatre Day on the horizon, we’re celebrating the city’s flourishing theatre scene by bringing you the lowdown on some of the biggest shows and West End actors heading to the cultural heart of NE1 this year...
One of the UK’s oldest cultural venues, Tyne Theatre and Opera House, has a series of spectacular names arriving on the Westgate Road in the coming months. A mega programme packed full of global stars begins with Joe Lycett (the artist formerly known as Hugo Boss) touching down in NE1 on 6 & 7 May for an evening of rowdy anecdotes and hilarious one-liners, before an unmissable homecoming show on 12 - 15 May from Geordie lass, Sarah Millican as part of her international tour, Bobby Dazzler. What’s more? Well, with CBeebies superstar Justin Fletcher (24 September) bringing his slapstick family extravaganza to the Toon, UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping revealing all about his outstanding Octagon career on October 17, and one of the world’s greatest explorers, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, sharing exhilarating tales from his extreme endeavours on 3 November, 2022 is shaping up to be a huge year for this beautiful Grade I listed theatre!
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Theatre Royal >>
Talk about making a splash! Join Sam Lips, Charlotte Gooch, and Ross McLaren alongside pop megastar Faye Tozer, as these huge stars take to the stage in Jonathan Church’s critically acclaimed production, Singin’ in the Rain on 3 - 7 May! As the summer months roll in , we say hello to The Book of Mormon which arrives into NE1 fresh off the back of sold-out productions in London and on Broadway. This global sensation is set to have us all in stitches from 15 June until 9 July! It may feel a while off yet but be sure to red circle 4 - 8 October in your social diaries, as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel travels to the Theatre Royal for a gorgeous run in the city. This reimagined stage production of the Sunday Times Bestseller is shaping up to be one of the biggest shows of 2022! theatreroyal.co.uk
Northern Stage >>
An inspirational venue that celebrates the region’s brightest talents and burgeoning creatives, Northern Stage kick off a searingly hot summer schedule with the European premiere of Claudia Rankine’s highly anticipated play, The White Card. Stick 29 April - 14 May in your diaries and settle in for a bold examination of white privilege over a tense evening meal. A whirlwind of poetry and spectacular dance is racing on stage from 9 - 11 June, as critically acclaimed stage group, BRASH Theatre Company unveil Ankles for the first time. Dubbed as an educational play that tackles victimblaming culture, this highly celebrated production has been raking in acclaim for its empowering approach to sex education. Definitely one to keep on your cultural horizons! northernstage.co.uk
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Did you know that Live Theatre opened their doors way back in 1973 as a travelling theatre production before hunkering down on Broad Chare and creating a mega international reputation as a new writing theatre? Amazing! A wonderful spot that inspires new talent and nurtures rising stars, we're certain that Live Theatre's 2022 programme is set to be a scorcher! Speaking of which, the team are set to unveil a year packed full of cultural highlights imminently, so keep your eyes peeled for top-notch shows by checking their website! live.org.uk
Alphabetti Theatre >>
As one of the few establishments in the UK to operate a ‘pay what you feel’ ticketing scheme, Alphabetti Theatre is a gem amongst theatre lovers and a valuable player in the North East arts scene. The place where rising stars and new playwrights are given the limelight, one of ‘Betti’s’ season's must-see productions is Opolis (19 April - 7 May), the new psychological sci-fi thriller from Alphabetti Theatre’s award-winning Artistic Director, Ali Pritchard! All White Everything But Me, from 14 June - 7 July is another for your social diaries, as the incredible Kemi-Bo Jacobs showcases why she’s considered one of the biggest talents in a stunning one-person performance inspired by the life of Althea Gibson. With summer in the city shaping up to be a scorcher, Alphabetti are also treating little ones and their families to the world premiere of This Show Is Rubbish; you can catch this fabulous musical adventure, packed full of original new music, innovative puppetry and original storytelling, through an eco-sensitive lens from 28 July – 13 August! alphabettitheatre.co.uk And there you have it! What a jam-packed year is in store for Newcastle’s glittering theatre scene! There are heaps of stars coming to the city, loads of global productions arriving in NE1 and tons of premieres to look forward to, bring it on!
Bang the drum for beauty! AN NE1 GUIDE TO ENJOYING CITY SALONS, COOL BARBERSHOPS AND TOP-NOTCH NAIL PARLOURS!
You’re all familiar with the hip bars on High Bridge, the cool craft pubs near Dean Street and the city’s leading restaurant scene, but did you know that Newcastle is home to some of the best health and beauty businesses in the UK? From award-winning barbershops to bohemian nail salons and everything else in between, here’s to you - our amazing health and beauty sector!
For cutting-edge styles >> THE JUNKYARD
Situated in the heart of the city on Newcastle's historic Pilgrim Street, The Junkyard is a beautiful, one-stop beauty shop complete with a cool surfer revival vibe. In addition to cuts, colour and styling, you can book in for all your beauty services such as gel manicures and hot stone massages, plus loads of other skin and waxing treatments. They have a beautiful store brimming with cool trinkets and wall art, so you know that the creativity in this place is going to be off the chart! thejunkyardstudios.co.uk
For sophisticated males >> PATRICK FORSTER
Situated on Ridley Place, there's a good reason why Wildes is one of the Toon's most-loved hair salons. A gorgeous escape covering three floors, Wildes features high-tech equipment, wonderfully elegant decor and expert stylists who are renowned across the city for their cutting-edge finishes. Calming and graceful, head here for contemporary cuts and innovative finishes! wildeshairdressing-newcastle.co.uk
Enjoy a beauty experience like no other with our friends at Y Salon! Their lush hair salon in Eldon Gardens is the go-to spot for those looking for outstanding styles created by award-winning stylists. Renowned for their high standards and home to an uber-friendly team of smiling Geordie faces, Y Salon is the go-to spot this season! ysalon.co.uk
A stunning spot on Westgate Road, The Arch effortlessly combines opulent grooming products, luxury décor and some of the finest talent to offer a totally unique hairdressing experience! Featuring bohemian vibes from the minute you step inside (look out for their grand piano!), The Arch is a throwback to the roaring 20s and is certain to have you looking finer than Gatsby himself. A place that offers Swedish back massages, full-body spray tans and pedicures, The Arch is a must-visit spot if you’re after an entire makeover this spring! thearchnewcastle.co.uk
For inner-city retreats >> TONI & GUY
A spectacular barbershop nestled on High Bridge, Patrick Forster is a stand-out name when it comes to sophisticated male grooming in Newcastle. Having styled Hollywood hair in Dubai and boasting a client list featuring many NUFC stars, Patrick Forster is a top-notch spot - perfect for those looking for a cutting-edge service in a modern enivornment. Alongside a reputation for the best cuts in the business, the customer service is spot-on, there's beer in the fridge and the atmosphere is great! patrick-forster.co.uk
Having first opened in the city centre back in 1995 and more recently relocating to Haymarket, Toni & Guy are an iconic fixture within NE1’s business community who have built a beauty empire that’s famed for creating unique finishes and wearable trends. Their Newcastle branch is home to super-talented stylists who have worked at London Fashion Week and Paris catwalks, so you know your new cut is in safe hands. Offering additional services such as bridal makeovers and nano keratin blow-drys, this multi-faceted hair salon is the place to visit if you’re after a spring sort out! toniandguy.com
HOUSE OF SAVANNAH
King Koby is arguably one of the city's best-kept secrets! Nestled between the cool independents on Nun Street, this salon offers a first-class barbering experience. Effortlessly combining contemporary barbering with cutting-edge styles, you’ll start with a thorough consultation before being immersed into the world of haircuts, beard styling, treatments and other grooming necessities. Trust us, an afternoon in the KK chair is a blissful experience! kingkoby.com
Loved for luxurious spa surroundings and soothing treatments, House of Savannah is a sure bet when it comes to a haircut overhaul this spring. The Insta-worthy boutique has a fresh vibe complete with decadent furnishings, a drinks trolley and the perfect selfie lighting. Handy, as you'll want to capture your brand new cut on camera immediately! Their online booking system is now open via the pop-up link on their website below, now, go, go, go! savannah-salonspa.com
For beauty nourishment >> SKULLEN NAILS
You’ll find cool bohemian vibes at Skullen Nails on Akenside Hill, and it’s run by a super-talented girl gang who are masters at everything from brows and tattoos, to nails and piercings. A safe space that empowers women across the North East, Skullen serves up fresh designs in their lush city centre studio. Skullen is the place to go for nail art, amazing makeup designs, brow treatments and much more. Get booked in now! skullennaildesign.comt
At Sisters is an all-rounder when it comes to health and beauty. Not only are they experts in hairstyling, but they’ve also got a first-class beauty team who can help you get back to your best when it comes to nails, facials, lashes and more! atsisters.co.uk
Treat yourself to a full-body makeover this spring at Dollicious’ oh-so Instagrammable spot in the Bigg Market! Go to this inner-city gem for a perfect pampering session with the girls. From brow tinting and lip liners, to eyelashes and full make-up appointments, this wonderful business can do it all! iamdollicious.com
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coffee shop community
FROM COSY CAFÉ HANGOUTS, TO VIBRANT TEA ROOMS, AND UBER-SLEEK COFFEE HOUSES, CHECK OUT OUR EXCLUSIVE GUIDE TO NE1’S FLOURISHING COFFEE SHOP COMMUNITY!
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Boasting a bright, airy store in the middle of NE1’s buzzy city centre, coffee fanatics and those who love a spot of people-watching should head to Camber Coffee on Market Street. Best known across the city for its variety of delicious wake-up-and-feel-good dishes that cater to those with both a savoury and sweet tooth, Camber Coffee is a serene spot when it comes to chilling with an oat milk latte while diving into a new book and nibbling on something delicious. facebook.com/camber-coffee Pumphrey's is a true icon in NE1’s flourishing coffee scene and they’re one of a select few who offer barista workshops for all those budding coffee connoisseurs out there. Did you know that the first iteration of Pumphrey’s was originally established by a tea purveyor named Leigh Smith, who set up the business in the Flesh Market in 1750?! Fast-forward to spring 2022, and Pumphrey’s boasts a beautiful stall nestled inside the Grainger Market that prides itself on authenticity, serves up bohemian vibes and most importantly, incredibly delicious results. Be sure you get acquainted this spring if you haven't already! facebook.com/pumphreyscoffeencl
FLAT CAPS COFFEE
Those clued up on their Columbian coffee roasters, French presses and artisanal coffee grinders should make the pilgrimage over to Flat Caps at Carliol Square. A beautiful independent business, Flat Caps opened up in 2010 and immediately stole the headlines as they were named Coffee Shop of the Year by Big 7 Travel and voted the Best Coffee Shop in the North East by the Best English Independent Retail Awards! Yep, they serve up a wonderful flat white and their lattes are lush, but true coffee connoisseurs know that Flat Caps is the place to try rich cortados, sample nitro cold brews and devour beautiful brunch bites such as celeriac shawarma flatbread and Turkish eggs. Soundtracked by a chilled jazz playlist, one trip to Flat Caps Coffee is guaranteed to leave you smiling to your heart’s content. flatcapscoffee.com
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OLIVE & BEAN
Boasting a spacious dining area (still not enough to satisfy the hordes wanting to visit at times though!), enchanting interior decor and an enticing cake range, Olive & Bean is the perfect place to reunite with your girl gang and kick back with door-stop cakes and sip on soul-warming delights! Situated on Clayton Street and just around the corner from Grey’s Monument, Olive & Bean is a fantastic place to take refuge from the spring showers and treat the tastebuds to delectable sweet things! A stylish coffee shop and sandwich bar all rolled into one, ‘the Bean’ is certainly on our ‘go-to’ list when it’s time for a catch-up with chums! oliveandbean.co.uk
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For something different >> PANI’S CAFE THE HOOCH
How do gorgeous views of the Quayside, turquoise blue skies overhead and a silky flat white sound? Like a dream, right? Wrong! Such a wondrous spring scene is available right here in NE1! Say hello to The Hooch; a relative newcomer to the city’s bustling coffee shop community. A stunning establishment that boasts breath-taking panoramic views of the Tyne, head here to sample deluxe coffee delights, sumptuous cakes and soulful sounds from resident DJs and local vibe technicians - it’s the perfect spot to press pause and watch the world amble on by! facebook.com/thehoochnewcastle
Renowned for its enchanting atmosphere, floral décor and delicious sweet treats, head down to GB Cupcakery for their scrumptious sugary selection and hearty brews. Here, you can indulge your tastebuds and sample handmade goodies such as Lotus Biscoff shortbreads, Creme Egg brownies (Easter is just around the corner!), or nibble on sticky white choccy cakes before before washing it all down with a rich cappuccino! If sweet doesn't do it for you, the café has a great range of savoury sarnies and breakfast items that cater for all palettes. Result! gbcupcakery.co.uk
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Pani’s only served exquisite Italian classics with a Sardinian twist, but it turns out that this supreme indie on High Bridge is also a mega spot to sip on a wide range of luscious filter brews and rich espresso choices at super affordable prices. A quaint hideout located in the city centre, head here for a lush flat white, order Pani’s magical tiramisu and watch the city blossom into life this spring. paniscafe.co.uk
A spectacular space immersed in North East heritage and Toon culture, 5|Quarter, nestled inside the newly renovated Common Room, (it’s stunning by the way, well worth checking out!) is one of Newcastle’s newest café bars that serves up a wonderful range of hot beverages - from hot chocolate to Americano - and it’s a brilliant shout for a coffee break if you’re in the city centre. An uber-cool spot brimming with architectural nods to NE1’s industrial history, 5|Quarter is well-suited for laptop workers, family gatherings and those wanting an exquisite cup of the good stuff. thecommonroom.org.uk/5quarter
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For cosy catch-ups >> FLORE
Beautiful, floral and stacked with countless sweet treats; there aren’t many places we’d rather spend our Saturday mornings than in this stylish Central Arcade hotspot. If you can drag your eyes away from their counter stocked full of plump sweet treats such as salted caramel cookie dough and mint Aero tiffin, then there’s the oh-so Instagrammable décor to snap away at and a cracking coffee selection to explore too! Instagram: @florecakeuk
THE CANNY GOAT
Whether you're a flat white fanatic, clued up on Ethiopian coffee beans or love relaxing in a sophisticated space with a laidback vibe and cool soundtrack to match, The Canny Goat on Monk Street is another magical coffee shop to check out. A small yet mighty independent offering up big tastes and even bigger sweet treats (be sure to check out their lemon drizzle loaf!), head here this spring for a sumptuous cup of the good stuff and locally sourced vegan options - they're to die for! facebook.com/thecannygoat
LES PETITS CHOUX
Choice choux pastry creations, luxurious coffee and everything in between, a trip over to Les Petits Choux on Leazes Park Road always delivers the goods when it comes to catching up with loved ones during a coffee morning. Whether you’re a serial gossiper, breaking down the Love Is Blind finale or reacquainting with an old chum, this family-run patisserie is a must-visit for lovers of quality java and mouth-watering goodies. Be sure to try their Ferrero Rocher profiteroles - simply astonishing! facebook.com/lespetitschouxncl
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MR MULLIGANS THROUGHOUT SPRING
Crazy golf gets that little bit crazier down at Mr Mulligans! They’ve got three epic adventure golf courses that’ll have you putting your way through outer space, pirate ships and more wild locations. If you’re feeling a little bit peckish after overcoming some of the most challenging putts in the galaxy don’t fret! Mr Mulligans has got you covered for a quick pit stop at their restaurant and bar - whether you're a big kid or a little one, there really is something for everyone! mrmulligan.com
FROM ART SESSIONS TO PUPPET SHOWS AND MUSICAL EVENTS, THE TOON IS BRIMMING WITH TONNES OF MEGA FAMILY ACTIVITIES THIS SPRING... WIZARDS VS WARRIORS! 26 MARCH
The showdown we’ve all been waiting for... Wizards vs Warriors! Seven Stories have a cracking interactive workshop running this spring, and they're inviting families to swing by their wonderful HQ and find out who is the most powerful mythical being once and for all! Make sure you’re there for this mighty face-off! sevenstories.org.uk
LITTLE ARTISTS 28 MARCH
Who said Mondays have to be boring? The Laing Art Gallery is kicking off their week hosting Little Artists sessions for all of those mini-Michelangelos and cool Kahlos out there. Putting on a whole host of arty activities, interactive lessons and gallery explorations, your paint-covered angels will love this opportunity to make you some fridge-worthy masterpieces! laingartgallery.org.uk
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 THROUGHOUT APRIL
WE ARE FAMILY 26 MARCH
Gotta go fast! Get ready for a next-level adventure, as your favourite super speedy blue pal Sonic the Hedgehog takes to the big screen once again at Cineworld. Eager to prove his hero status and save the world from the evil Doctor Robotnik, Sonic teams up with superpowered chums old and new for some epic encounters! Featuring iconic actors such as Jim Carrey and Idris Elba, this super-cool blockbuster promises movie magic that the entire family will enjoy! cineworld.co.uk
Check this out! Get involved with We Are Family, the fantastic new interactive musical event at the Sage! Aimed at four to seven-year-olds, We Are Family allows kids to dive head first into a world of music with the help of professional musicians. Here, they’ll get a chance to get hands-on with instruments, rock out to cool songs and sing their hearts out! A wonderful event certain to strike a chord! sagegateshead.com
L’ENFANT ET LES SPORTILÈGES 26 MARCH
Take your little ones to this magical puppet show at Seven Stories and get their creative juices flowing with an awesome puppet making workshop! L’enfant et les Sportilèges brings opera to life and tells the story of a mischievous boy who explores a world filled with huge dragonflies and talking trees, all whilst discovering the power of kindness along the way. An immersive production that sets out to get the imagination running wild, it’s the perfect event for family-wide fun! sevenstories.org.uk
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SORRY, YOU’RE NOT A WINNER FROM 5 APRIL
Our pals over at Northern Stage have a show-stopping production in store for us this April! Samuel Bailey’s remarkable new play Sorry, You’re Not a Winner, is an inspiring tale of friendship and hardship that’ll leave children and adults alike with that warm, fuzzy feeling. Will best mates Liam and Fletch overcome their differences and take on the world together or will the pressure of modern living prove all too much? Get your tickets for this emotional rollercoaster and find out for yourself! northernstage.co.uk
26.03.22 - 27.03.22 IT'S THE WEEKEND!
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DJ turn it up! Get ready for a Saturday to remember at Cosmic Ballroom, as UK dance giant and revered producer, Salute, arrives in the city for a night of pulsating house tunes. Expect a cracking night on the dancefloor as the very best in UKG, break-beats and techno rolls out all night long. facebook.com/cosmicballroom
From his breakthrough Edinburgh Fringe show in 2002, to talking about himself in 2022, Arthur Strong is a UK radio star who’s bringing his multi-award-winning show, Count Me In, to the Tyne Theatre and Opera House! Catch this legendary presenter live in NE1 for an exclusive evening of stories! tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk
The Lit & Phil is one of NE1’s finest culture spots! An independent library situated just a stone's throw away from Central Station, The Lit & Phil houses over 170,000 books and is the largest independent library outside London. A fabulous spot to lose yourself in classic tomes, make sure you check this NE1 gem out! litandphil.org.uk
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Gather the gang and tuck into The Botanist’s amazing Sunday roast offer! Their The Day of Roast deal means foodies can enjoy three sumptuous courses from £14.95! Take your pick from honey glazed pork belly, or rotisserie roasted lamb and top it all off with a zesty lemon tart! thebotanist.uk.com
Beneath the city lights Under an original Victorian glass dome, WC Newcastle is by far the city’s most unique subterranean bar. With a lovely wine list to enjoy and scrumptious charcuterie to nibble away on this exquisite spot is a must-visit for chilled Sunday vibes. wcnewcastle.co.uk
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Fancy a cocktail? Then Tiger Hornsby is the place to be. Situated on our iconic Quayside, this sophisticated, high-end place is a lush spot when it comes to sippin' on spectacular tipples. Get dolled up and head here to sample cool strawberry cocktails and jive away to a laidback soundtrack. tigerhornsby.co.uk
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Catch Rent, the award-winning production that’s been wowing audiences since 1996 as it arrives at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House! It’s a classic tale of young love, shadowed by the threat of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the early 90s. Book your tickets to this wonderful production now! tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk
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Situated on Grainger Street and with a unique appearance, Côte Brasserie is a must-visit for those looking to indulge in decadent French bistro classics. The chic Parisian-style restaurant is famed for serving up a delightful array of delicious steaks, fresh mussels and other authentic French classics with a pretty sweet wine list to match. Perfect for a family déjeuner! cote.co.uk
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Head over to the beautiful Grainger Market and you’ll find Analog Vintage Clothing store in Alley 3, full of precious 90’s pieces handpicked from across the globe. From streetwear giants such as Tommy Hilfiger, to Supreme and Palace, it’s a real dream for any fashion lover. instagram.com/this.is.analog
Laneway & Co is pure heaven for any coffee lover. Tucked away on High Bridge, this stylish independent serves up high-quality, well-crafted coffee from the UK’s best roasters to the delight of true coffee fanatics. facebook.com/lanewaycoffeeco
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Get your cuppa fix as you sit and watch the world go by at Tea Sutra Teahouse. Relax and sip on whatever cuppa takes your fancy, from fresh herbal infusions, to traditional English Breakfast Tea and Earl Grey. And if you’re feeling peckish, why not throw in a freshly-made fruit scone?! facebook.com/teasutra
Boiler Shop has got Sunday night sorted! Brace yourself for a cracking night as Birmingham indie-rock band The Twang have promised ‘organised chaos’ on their UK-wide Twangmas tour. boilershop.net
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Music & Nightlife
sensations LOSE YOURSELF IN THE MAGNIFICENT MUSIC COMING TO NEWCASTLE IN THE COMING WEEKS...
STEREOPHONICS 24 MARCH
Welsh arena rock icons Stereophonics are NE1-bound for one huge night at the Utilita Arena! Kelly and the lads are hot off the heels of their mega twelfth studio album, Oochya! Filled with the classic Stereophonics scuzzed up guitars and infectious vocals - it’s going to sound incredible live. It’s fair to say the band are still on top form, with 25 years of big tracks already under their belts, arenas are what they do best and you can expect an absolute thrill ride of a set list when they hit Newcastle! Get your tickets fast for this one and… have a nice day ba, ba, ba, ba! utilitaarena.co.uk
SAM FENDER 6 APRIL
He’s bringing the Brit back to NE1! Hometown hero and Brit award winner Sam Fender is making a triumphant return to the Utilita Arena this April, touring his critically acclaimed sophomore album, Seventeen Going Under. He’s already sold out one date in April, so don’t miss your chance to bag one of the hottest tickets in Toon - they’re flying out like hypersonic missiles! utilitaarena.co.uk
HUEY MORGAN 26 MARCH
Shimmy on down to Wylam Brewery this March and boogie away to the sounds of Huey Morgan, as he steps behind the decks for a major shindig! Best-known as the frontman of legendary hip hop band, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Huey has also turned his hand to DJ’ing on BBC Radio - and even narrated for the likes of National Geographic and Lynx! Expect a fine selection of classic soul, funk and disco from all eras as you party into the early hours of the night. See you on the dancefloor! wylambrewery.co.uk
IDRIS ELBA 26 MARCH SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR: KITCHEN DISCO TOUR 24 MARCH It’s murder on the dancefloor! Chart-topping pop sensation Sophie Ellis-Bextor brought a little sunshine into our lives with her Instagram live kitchen discos during lockdown and now she’s bringing the boogie on tour! You’re in for a night of frivolity with some mega disco tunes that'll invite you to lose yourself in music. Get your biggest platforms on and shake your money maker this March as Sophie transports the O2 City Hall Newcastle to a disco wonderland! academymusicgroup.com
Is there anything Idris Elba can’t do? He’s a star of the big screen, a film director AND a super talented DJ! The future James Bond will be bringing his decks up north and setting up for a massive night at The Lofts, courtesy of Bliss! Expect big Idris to drop some modern house bangers as well as classic dance floorfillers. You can trust Idris to bring the energy every time he steps behind the wheels of steel and this show will be no different! theloftsne1.co.uk
MUNGO HIFI SOUNDSYSTEM 26 MARCH
The mighty Mungo HiFi are bringing the boom back to NE1 with a mega night of tunes, equipped with their full sound system for that extra bass hit! Expect the finest in sweet dub, reggae and jungle vibes, with a few curve balls thrown in to ensure the party energy keeps rolling all night long. So, get your skanking shoes on and dance the night away without a care in the world! welovewhq.com
PICTISH TRAIL 31 MARCH
SHY FX 25 MARCH
Calling all original nuttahs out there! The legendary Shy FX is headed for Digital with a wicked set ready to blow the dance floor away! This veteran jungle and D’n’B DJ knows what it takes to rock a show, he’s been doing it since the early 90’s and he’s not taken his foot off the accelerator since. Having had a hand in making countless hit records over the years, whilst still maintaining his underground credibility, Shy FX is a one of a kind artist that you’ve just got to witness do his thing live to fully appreciate the energy he brings to a club! Get your tickets ASAP! yourfutureisdigital.com
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Our chums over at The Cluny have got a special show in store for you lucky lot this March, as they welcome Scottish indie folk hero Pictish Trail to the stage for a rare intimate performance! Throughout his career, Pictish Trail has stunned audiences with his incredible blend of genres, eschewing the blueprint of the predictable singer-songwriter in favour of something untidily intriguing. You’ve got to witness his mystical musical for yourself and now’s your chance! thecluny.com
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CMAT 1 APRIL
Few artists manage to blend catchy hooks with such humour and wit like CMAT does. This uber talented Dublin songstress will be treating The Cluny to mesmerising cuts from her debut album If My Wife New I’d Be Dead, showcasing her songwriting prowess and lyrical ingenuity in beautiful country pop style! CMAT is quickly earning herself a legion of fans and huge critical recognition, so don’t miss this chance to catch her at such an intimate show! thecluny.com
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DRY CLEANING 2 APRIL
One of the most unique and exciting new bands the UK has produced in recent years, Dry Cleaning are making their Newcastle debut at Boiler Shop this April! They started turning heads in 2019 with their debut single Magic of Meghan, introducing the world to their off the wall post-punk meets spoken-word-sound. We can’t wait to hear them live when they touchdown in NE1, it’s certain to be an unforgettable night of mega muso vibes! boilershop.net
JAMES MORRISON 2 APRIL
James Morrison is back! That’s right, the Undiscovered hit maker is finally blessing us with another tour after two and a half years away from live performances. He’s embarking on his first ever ‘Greatest Hits’ tour, taking to the O2 City Hall Newcastle stage in April to blast unforgettable top 10 anthems like You Give Me Something, Wonderful World, Broken Strings and so many more amazing tunes. Head down for a life-affirming celebration of a remarkable career that’s spanned over 15 years! academymusicgroup.com
THE CHATS 25 MARCH
Are you ready for a ripper mate? Because that’s exactly what The Chats will be bringing to Boiler Shop when they take to the stage this month, serving up some hearty Australian pub rock for breakfast, lunch and dinner! This fun-loving Aussie three-piece burst onto the scene in 2016 with hilariously rebellious tunes that you just can’t get out of your head. Prepare to scream along, let loose and swig some cold ones when the wild sound of The Chats touch down in Newcastle! boilershop.net
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Art & Culture
FROM WORLD CLASS COMICS, TO AMAZING PRODUCTIONS AND AWE-INSPIRING ART, IT’S ALL ACTION IN NE1! CARMEN 25 MARCH
A scorching new production of one of the most popular operas ever written is coming to the Theatre Royal this March, taking you to a world where hot-blooded passion reigns supreme! Carmen is a strong woman doing what she can to survive in a poor frontier town, turning the tables on the men who try to control her. Expect twists, turns, and a shockingly good night at the theatre when Carmen comes to town! theatreroyal.co.uk
MR.INCREDIBLE 24 MARCH 9 APRIL
A mysterious night at the theatre lies ahead! Camilla Whitehill’s funny, dark and brutal one-man play about modern love and old-fashioned entitlement, Mr.Incredible, has swooshed it’s way onto the stage at Alphabetti Theatre! It’s a gripping monologue that’ll have you glued to your seat with tense drama and unbridled laughter. A mega night at the theatre awaits! alphabettitheatre.co.uk
NEWCASTLE IN WATERCOLOURS THROUGHOUT MARCH & APRIL
Get your eyes on these! Witness the beauty of Newcastle like you’ve never seen before with the glorious Newcastle in Watercolours exhibition at Laing Art Gallery. These amazing paintings and drawings open a window on the changing character of Newcastle over the centuries and the lives of people in the past. Featuring work from the likes of TM Richardson, JW Carmichael, Angela Hughes, John Dobson and more, this amazing exhibition will leave you feeling super proud of this beautiful city of ours! laingartgallery.org.uk
RUSSELL BRAND: 33 4 APRIL
One of the UK’s most iconic standups and modern philosophers, the legendary Russell Brand is hitting Newcastle with his brand new comedy show in April! A mix of personal anecdotes and pure standup, Russell will be mulling over the strangeness of the last 18 months in his unique flamboyant style. Russell wants to answer the questions ‘will we ever be normal again?’ and ‘were we ever really normal anyway?’. academymusicgroup.com
REGINALD D HUNTER - BOMBE SHUFFLEUR 27 MARCH There’s no doubt Reginald D Hunter is one of the most loved American comedians ever to grace stages in the UK. He’s heading back to The Stand this March and there’s no time for niceties this time around. Unafraid to tackle head on the subjects the rest of us skirt around, Reginald is the voice of his generation – searingly honest, brutally funny and uniquely placed to commentate on the unfolding meltdown of life as we know it. Don’t miss this chance to see one of the most celebrated comedians in the country, live! thestand.co.uk
TWO PINTS PODCAST – LIVE! WITH WILL MELLOR & RALF LITTLE 4 APRIL
Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps please! Cult sitcom icons Will Mellor and Ralf Little are taking their laugh a minute podcast on the road this month, stopping off at Tyne Theatre & Opera House for a special live episode. The pair are fresh from spending 2021 shooting Coronation Street and Death In Paradise and they’re buzzing to bring their popular side hustle to fans in real life. In true Two Pints style, every night of the tour will be unscripted, raw and they'll get the audience involved as much as possible! tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk
THE TWENTY SEVEN CLUB 24 - 26 MARCH
Take a step back in time and into a world of late-twenties angst, as The Twenty Seven Club takes you on a journey with a young woman wrestling with her own mortality as the rest of her pals are living it up in 1994! Emma’s just heard about the death of Kurt Cobain and her anxious mind becomes obsessed with one question - why do so many rock stars die aged 27? Find out at Live Theatre this March! live.org.uk
NICO YEARWOOD - COYOTE 5 APRIL
Award-winning comedian and host of the world famous Top Secret Comedy club, Nico Yearwood, is touching down in NE1 this April! Nico will be headlining The Stand with one of his most introspective sets to-date. Looking back at his upbringing in Barbados, Nico becomes his own worst critic! Telling side-splitting stories, he's sure to put a great big smile on your face at this deeply personal show! thestand.co.uk
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PULP FICTION (35MM) 27 MARCH
A defining film of the 1990s, Quentin Tarantino's effortlessly cool masterpiece is coming back to Tyneside Cinema in full 35mm glory! Relive the pulse racing action as John Travolta, Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Willis and Uma Thurman take you on a blistering journey through an ingenious collection of interweaving crime tales. Grab your tickets now for one glorious night of nostalgia at the movies! tynesidecinema.co.uk
Art & Culture RED ELLEN 25 MARCH - 9 APRIL
Prepare to be inspired! This remarkable new play from Caroline Bird tells the uplifting and epic story of Ellen Wilkinson, Labour MP, who was forever on the right side of history and the wrong side of life. One of Churchill’s most respected cabinet members, Ellen was one of the most influential women in UK politics. Taking place at the Northern Stage, this dramatic account of one of the UK’s most important politicians is an absolute must see! northernstage.co.uk
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SCHOOL OF ROCK 28 MARCH - 2 APRIL
Get ready to stick it to the man NE1! Dewey Finn and his rag-tag bunch of rocking school kids are going to tear the roof off Theatre Royal when they touch down in Newcastle! Based on the iconic Jack Black film, this global hit musical is an absolute must see. Packed with the infectious anthems we all know and love from the film, as well as hilarious new bangers, you’ll be screaming along at the top of your lungs from start to finish. Unlock your inner wild child with this epic performance! theatreroyal.co.uk
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TOMMY TIERNAN: TOMFOOLERY 1 APRIL
Laugh it up! Renowned for his no holds barred approach to the art of stand-up, the one and only Tommy Tiernan is heading back to NE1 for a hilarious headline show this April! Tommy will be taking to the Tyne Theatre stage with his brand new Tomfoolery show, promising an exhilarating mix of the highly personal and flamboyant storytelling that audiences around the nation have come to love! tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk
AN EVENING WITH GILL SIMS 3 APRIL
Oh mother! There’s nothing quite as challenging as the trials and tribulations of motherhood, but you’ve just got to laugh and get through it! That’s exactly the philosophy of best selling author Gill Sims. Her hilarious ‘Why Mummy’ series of books are enjoyed around the country for their unflinchingly true depiction of what it’s like to be a modern mum. She’s leaving the kids at home this April and hitting the road for an intimate show at The Stand, reading from her books and answering your questions! You don’t need your mother’s permission, get your tickets now! thestand.co.uk
AHEAD OF HIS HUGE SHOW AT THE TYNE THEATRE AND OPERA HOUSE THIS APRIL, WE SAT DOWN WITH COMEDY LEGEND, JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH, TO DISCUSS ALL THINGS NEWCASTLE!
What can we expect from your new tunes on this tour? My tunes are notoriously catchy with an infectious beat... I expect to make bodies twitch as they try to resist moving to the beat, but it will be in vain. The lyrics will go round and round in their heads keeping the crowd awake night-after-night. Sorry in advance! How many times have you performed in the Toon? I’ve been a regular visitor to Newcastle since the early 1990s and have played in several city-centre venues including the Tyne Theatre and Opera House and the Live Theatre. Both are wonderful venues! Any favourite venues/pubs/ places to visit in Newcastle? I recall being lured to a floating nightclub once – a converted ferry on the river called the Tuxedo Princess. It had a revolving dance floor, and as an experiment, I started walking around the wrong
way as that bloke does in the film Midnight Express. The security gave me a right dressing down... If you had to write a song about Newcastle, what do you reckon it'd be about? It would be a song for young revellers, advising them to wear a substantial overcoat when they go out on the town during the winter months, and even a thermal vest (long-sleeved, of course!). How do Geordie audiences differ from the rest of the UK? They seem to have more to say for themselves, (despite being difficult to understand!) and come across as extremely friendly - apart from that bouncer on the floating nightclub... Favourite Geordie phrase and why? I love "what ye uptee the neet?" I always hope that the answer is "am goona see that canny lad Shuttleworth!".
The much-loved Easter pantomime returns to Tyne Theatre and Opera House this April. We’ve got our hands on four tickets to give away to one lucky winner! Join Kansas farm-girl Dorothy and her pet dog Toto on this magical adventure suitable for all ages. Watch in amazement as they are picked up by a tornado and carried off to the magical Land of Oz. With help from their new friends the Munchkins, they travel to the Emerald City where the great Wizard of Oz lives.
THE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE 4 TICKETS TO SATURDAY 16TH APRIL, 7PM PERFORMANCE. (DATE NON TRANSFERABLE)
To enter, head online at GETINTONEWCASTLE.CO.UK to win! The prize draw closes on Friday 8th April. Terms and conditions: Tickets are non-transferable and no cash alternative is available.
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Mam's the word
OUR TOON-INSPIRED GUIDE ON HOW TO TREAT THAT SPECIAL LADY IN YOUR LIFE THIS MARCH… Homeware is where the heart is >> LONDON BAR & KITCHEN
Show mam just how much you love her by treating her with a visit to London Bar & Kitchen on Queen Street, where she can ooh and aah at all the incredible home items from this lovely independent! Whether it's endearing tabletop items, innovative cocktail glassware or magnificent centrepieces, head to this artisanal store and treat mam with their wide range of goodies! lbk-ncl.co.uk
Something special >>
Check out this quali-tea mug! Designed and painted by the fine folk over at Geordie Gifts, bag her a special handmade mug and get the kettle on! geordiegifts.co.uk
Treat mam to something special this Mother’s Day from Berry’s elegant selection of Mother’s Day gift ideas. Boasting a wonderful store on Grey Street, Berry’s have an array of stunning jewellery, all at amazing prices. berrysjewellers.co.uk
Add the final fix to mam’s Mothering Sunday outfit with Molton Brown's exquisite gift section. It's the ideal place to visit if you have a mother with a strong love of fragrances, luxurious bath items and enriching body products! moltonbrown.co.uk
Hamper to the rescue >>
MARKS & SPENCER
Treat Mum to a gourmet gift from Marks & Spencer with an luxurious breakfast in bed gift hamper! Your lovely mam can start off with granola and yoghurt, then enjoy an all-butter croissant with strawberry jam. From there, you can expect to find sourdough bagels, smoked salmon and a bottle of Delacourt champagne to cheers to your fabulous mam! marksandspencer.com
For all those bedtime stories told and late-night lifts home from Toon, La Chocolatrice have a range of gorgeous gift boxes to show your mam just how grateful you are. For beautiful boxes filled with creative chocolates, take a trip over to Westgate Road and put a smile on her face this March. lachocolatrice.co.uk
Beautiful blooms >> 5TH AVENUE FLOWERS
Choose from tasteful bouquets and eye-catching arrangements over at flower emporium, 5th Avenue Flowers. Head here for bright hydrangeas and enchanting iris stems - they're guaranteed to delight mam! 5af.com
Say it with a beautiful bunch of Mother's Day flowers from Katherine’s Florists. Situated over on Leazes Park Road, this gorgeous flower room has tons of pretty plants and bouquets to help make Mothering Sunday extra special! katherinesflorists.co.uk
O'BRIENS LOFT CONTEMPORARY FLORIST
Renowned for their incredible arrangements and eye-catching bouquets, make O’Briens top of your Mother’s Day gift quest this March! facebook.com/obriensloft
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Head over to Blackett Street and shop Waterstone's spectacular collection of Mother's Day gifts! This paperback mecca is packed to the rafters with signed novels, exclusive editions, recommended new reading, gorgeous Mother's Day gifts and more! waterstones.com
02.04.21 - 03.04.21
Let us guide you on another glorious NE1 weekender!
IT'S THE WEEKEND!
#Whataweekend Brekkie by the Quayside
RISE AND S HINE
Dig out those leg warmers!
A STEAK DATE KE MA
BOUNCY BRUNCH F UN
Rock ‘n’ roll star! Live music from a local star in an intimate venue name us a better combo? Local Geordie rocker, Kieran Bowe, is taking to The Cluny 2 stage to celebrate the release of his super-catchy new tune, Left It All Behind. Expect jangly guitar melodies and a rip-roaring atmosphere for this one! thecluny.com
LOC AL T UNE S
Going for gold!
Saturday night is here! Begin your night in the city with a couple of tipples at Pleased To Meet You. Go here for glorious gin cocktails, fine wines, a mega soundtrack and bottled beers that bring something new to the table. ptmy-newcastle.co.uk
K UP ON VIN STOC
Shop till you drop!
Savvy shoppers should make their way to the Civic Centre this Sunday, where Newcastle Vintage Kilo Sale will provide Grade A vintage clothing, all sold for £20 per kilo. Expect to find unique items and designer goodies from the likes of Ralph Lauren, Adidas, Carhartt and many more big-name brands!
HU G E HOLL YW O O D FLICK
SO UN DS
LIVE IT UP!
group, Goldfrapp, as they take to the Sage stage this weekend! Featuring electrifying takes on classics from their Felt Mountain debut album released in 2000, this exclusive show marks a new direction for the beloved duo. A mega music date you don’t want to miss. sagegateshead.com
DAY SUN AM
A CUPPA? FANCY
The Batman is here!
Take a trip over to Everyman Cinema and venture into Gotham City’s dangerous underworld, as Hollywood blockbuster The Batman, flickers onto the big screen. Settle in as Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz take on The Riddler in an epic new instalment of everyone’s favourite superhero. everymancinema.com
RIGH T O N ROASTS
A scrumptious Sunday
Persisting with the party! Keep the weekend party popping at Persistence this Sunday night. It’s the go-to shindig for all of those who aren’t ready to wave goodbye to a weekend of fun. Grab your pals and go here with for all the best house music and R&B tunes. tuptuppalace.com
Enjoy a thrilling Sunday night concert presented by Jazz North East at The Globe! Ahead of their fifth album, Sloth Racket, led by baritone saxophone player Cath Roberts, are certain to have you grooving all evening long with their cool blend of impromptu jazz tunes! theglobenewcastle.bar
Make The Forth your Sunday lunch stop. Enjoy hearty traditional roasts, comforting plates like sausage and mash, pork crackling sticks, deep-fried camembert and other tasty snacks and sharers! theforthnewcastle.co.uk
TUNE IT UP!
E GOODIES TAG
Get ready for some daft bottomless brunch fun! The 80s Bottomless Brunch is heading to The Purple Peacock this Saturday, so round up your troops and swing by for three hours of all the best hip-moving anthems, bottomless booze, drinking games and a delish midday brunch. See you there! ilovepurplepeacock.com Don’t miss out on the chance to see iconic pop
L NA O I AT
Start your day with a lush flat white from Pink Lane Coffee! Located just across the road from Central Station, PLC is an uber-cool spot renowned amongst coffee connoisseurs for serving up delightful brews and delicious seasonal drinks from all corners of the globe. Grab a chai latte and off you go - there’s a world-class city to explore! pinklanecoffee.co.uk
Calling all meat enthusiasts! Pay a visit to the award-winning Miller & Carter on Mosley Street and tuck into some of the finest steaks in the land. Meticulously aged and cooked to perfection, spend Saturday afternoon in their glorious confines with a tipple or two and a succulent cut of steak. millerandcarter.co.uk
RDAY U T A S
No need to procaffeinate!
Kickstart your day with a delicious breakfast at Quay Ingredient! This mighty independent nestled under the Tyne Bridge is a must-visit when it comes to devouring fresh homemade pastries, hearty cooked brekkies and well-crafted coffee! Lush! quayingredient.co.uk
FOR A SU NDAY SHINDIG
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AROUND THE CITY
Diaries at the
MYSTERY JETS 27 APRIL
Time to get grooving as feel-good pop-rockers, Mystery Jets, take to the Riverside stage for an evening of euphoric indie rock moments. Having emerged in the early 2000s as one of the UK’s leading guitar bands, they’ve gone on to bag themselves a number of radio hits throughout the years, and now they’re hitting the Quayside venue to celebrate their latest studio album, A Billion Heartbeats. Don’t miss it! riversidencl.co.uk
SEAN PAUL 23 AUGUST
Sean de Paul is coming to the Toon! Dancehall legend, Grammy Award winner and much loved international chart-topper, Sean Paul, has announced a huge date at the O2 City Hall Newcastle. Round up your tribe and get grooving to the sound of the Caribbean as Sean brings his distinct voice, catchy rhythms, and epic dancehall and reggae vibes direct to NE1. Get in! academymusicgroup.com
FROM GLOBAL STARS, TO HILARIOUS COMEDIANS AND THE RETURN OF A MONUMENTAL FOOD CELEBRATION, TAKE A LOOK AT THE HUGE EVENTS ARRIVING IN THE CITY IN THE COMING MONTHS!
FOALS 26 APRIL
DUA LIPA 23 APRIL
One kiss is all it takes! Let us set the scene... Saturday night in NE1, the drinks are flowing, friendly faces aplenty and pop megastar, Dua Lipa, is rocking the Arena. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, think again, one of the world’s biggest artists is touching down in the city this spring, and her April date is shaping up to be one of the biggest events of the music calendar! We’ve had to endure a long wait to bop around to tracks from this pop princess, and her album, Future Nostalgia, has been on repeat here at NE1 towers. 23 April is the date for your diaries - see you there! utilitaarena.co.uk
You don’t have my number! That’s right team, the rip-roaring, kaleidoscopic sounds of one of the UK’s biggest and best bands from the past decade are heading to O2 City Hall Newcastle this year and we are buzzing! Foals’ twopart album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, released in 2019, took the band to new heights with their first number one on the Official Album Charts and a BRIT Award for Best Group. Two years on, the band are back with their colourful new single, Wake Me Up, as they breeze into the Toon to give us Geordies the first taste of their eagerly anticipated new album due out in the summer! Get in! academymusicgroup.com
JACK DEE: OFF THE TELLY 28 APRIL
The ray of sunshine that is Jack Dee is treating us to a riotous evening of comedy as he forensically takes aim at the last couple of years. A huge name who has appeared on beloved shows such as Bad Move and the legendary BBC Radio 4 show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, be prepared to be rolling in the aisles as Jack goes *in* on Extinction Rebellion, smashed avocado enthusiasts and artisan supermarket products in typical, acerbic Jack Dee fashion. Tickets are priced at £23.50, grab yours now! tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk
BATTLE OF THE BURGER 15 - 16 APRIL
Boom! Battle of the Burger returns to Wylam Brewery over Good Friday and Easter Saturday as the city gears up to celebrate (and devour) another instalment of this iconic celebration! This tasty event presents a weekend of foodie fabulousness! The same rules apply; a mixture of local culinary heroes, permanent restaurants and seasoned street food traders all cooking up a storm to provide a delicious creation for mass consideration! Grab your tokens (they’re only £3 each) and try as many as your belly desires all washed down with craft beers and topped off with a cracking soundtrack from resident DJs! wylambrewery.co.uk
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Everything you need to know about
A UBER-STYLISH BAR NESTLED INSIDE A BASEMENT IN THE OLD GEORGE YARD, MOTHER MERCY IS OPENING HOURS NEWCASTLE’S COCKTAIL HIDEOUT THAT Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 1am HAS SKYROCKETED TO NATIONAL ACCLAIM Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 2am Sunday: 5pm - 1am IN RECENT WEEKS.
HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ONE OF THE UK’S TOP 50 COCKTAIL BARS, MOTHER MERCY... Mother Mercy first opened its doors in Newcastle back in 2019 and since bursting onto the scene there, this serene spot has gone from strength to strength, gathering regional attention for delighting revellers with their ultra-stylish venue that serves up high-quality, fresh cocktails. A mega independent business that packs a mighty punch, Mother Mercy have been at the forefront of the region’s hospitality scene, creating bespoke cocktails made fresh that are served up in a cool, contemporary venue. And it’s this dedication to creating a totally unique, inner-city space that allows revellers to escape the fast-paced nature of a night out in Newcastle that makes Mother Mercy
truly unique. A hideaway from the party chaos, Mother Mercy is a calming urban retreat that hosts resident DJs and serves up exquisite seasonal tastes so good, that Mother Mercy was recently named as one of the Top 50 Cocktail Bars in the UK. Armed with a world-class team of mixologists, Mother Mercy takes sophisticated sipping to a whole new level. Think art-deco vibes, rich colour palettes and plush furnishing to sink into. It’s elegant, it’s refined and it’s also incredibly inviting. A sumptuous space to enjoy a post-work catch-up or cultured weekend in the hands of some of the best hospitality in the North. So, what’s on offer at Mother Mercy? Apart from being a table service
only bar that means no queuing at the bar and twiddling your thumbs waiting for ages for drinks, you’ll have no problem enjoying classic tipples such as their sophisticated pornstar martinis and their refreshing take on a margarita. Yet, it’s Mother Mercy’s originals that really sets the venue apart. From the Pool Float featuring Finlandia vodka and fresh watermelon, to Marshmallow Fizz brimming with sweet marshmallow, rhubarb and
rose, Mother Mercy is bursting with a rich array of contemporary cocktails that push the boundaries of modern mixology. And those who like collecting bespoke merchandise are in luck, as Mother Mercy’s official shop is packed full of cool prints, sweats, caps, t-shirts and more. The Mother Mercy 5-panel cap is a serious bit of kit - the perfect accessory for when you’re sipping on their craft cocktails this summer.
TO BOOK A TABLE, PURCHASE COOL MERCHANDISE AND STAY UP TO DATE WITH THIS AWARD-WINNING COCKTAIL VENUE, GIVE THE TEAM A FOLLOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND BOOKMARK THE LINK BELOW! mothermercy.co.uk facebook.com/mothermercybar instagram.com/mothermercybar
The Lindisfarne Gospels 17 September – 3 December 2022 See the spectacular Anglo-Saxon manuscript and explore what it means in today’s world Tickets released 10am, 20 March
In partnership with:
Laingartgallery.org.uk Admission charge applies New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AG
Image: (Crop) Carpet page for Gospel of John, Lindisfarne Gospels, c. 700 (Cotton MS Nero D IV) (c) British Library Board